WHY ISN’T PRESIDENT OBAMA MAKING THIS CALL? (last week President outsourced the call to Vice President Obama, too!)

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Vice President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 11, 2014

 

Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi

 

Vice President Joe Biden called Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi to congratulate him on his nomination to form a new government and develop a national program pursuant to Iraq’s constitutional process. The Prime Minister-designate expressed his intent to move expeditiously to form a broad-based, inclusive government capable of countering the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and building a better future for Iraqis from all communities. The Vice President relayed President Obama’s congratulations and restated his commitment to fully support a new and inclusive Iraqi government, particularly in its fight against ISIL. The two leaders also discussed practical steps towards fully activating the bilateral Strategic Framework Agreement in all of its fields, including economic, diplomatic, and security cooperation. Prime Minister-designate Abadi thanked Vice President Biden for the call, and they agreed to stay in regular communication as the government formation process proceeds.

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